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Abomination Wave – Captain America – Marvel Legends

What a strange collection of figures for a wave. We have a movie character, comic characters and a cartoon character. That is a lot of different genres to pull from. They seems to be very loosely based around Captain America… for the most part, but not really for the Build a Figure. Abomination is definitely a Hulk bad guy that I don’t know that I can relate to Cap in any way.

First off we have Scarlet Witch. This is an easy one. Civil War come to life. She looks great, and is a much needed member of the team. Probably the only figure in this wave that people really wanted to go after. Many of the others are repaints, but this one is special. She has the realistic clothing and face that we see on the other movie figures. She comes with some flame effects for her hands. The best of the wave for sure.

Next up is Secret War Captain America. Ah, Secret War. Just a reason to repaint Ole Steve Rogers here for another figure. We have to have about a million Captain Americas now. We can start a Super Soldier army with all of them, I am pretty sure. This Cap is not very happy. He is looking quite perturbed.

He comes with a throwing hand that is throwing his shield. It is a fun gimmick. The shield can be removed and attached to his arm, or pegged into his back.

Captain Britain. I guess he is a captain, so that relates him to Captain America? I am glad to get a new version of Captain Britain, since I love me some Excalibur, and the last figure was not great looking. This one is pretty tough. His helmet is really cool, and he looks like a brawler.

Eel. Ah, yes. Another excuse for a repaint. Technically, Eel worked with Red Skull, and did get defeated by Captain America, so there is a connection there. This is really just a total reuse of Blizzard with a new paint scheme and some Electro hands thrown in. There is not a lot going on here. Most people will want to skip this one.

Wonder Man. Well, he is Wonder Man. The most boring superhero ever. Ugh. He was a agent of SHIELD, and an Avenger, so I guess there is a Cap connection, but it is pretty thin.

Iron Skull. Now we are talking. Someone totally related to Captain America. And in a new outfit that is really cool. Red Skull is dying in the cartoon Avengers Assemble, so he takes Iron Man’s suit and becomes Iron Skull. That is a great premise. And the figure is fantastic. This is the head of Red Skull we have seen before. It is repainted better than we got back with The First Avenger Red Skull.

He comes with a standard Iron Man Suit, but it is molded in black with some glitter. He comes with a repainted Iron Man helmet that has a red skull painted on it. The dark armor and the eerie red skull helmet work so well together and really creates a great badguy.

Finally there is the BAF of Abomination. I could not find a connection to Captain America for this guy. I know he is really closely related to Hulk, but not Cap. Well, either way, we get 6 parts to put him together.

The paint is really well done. There sculpt overall is really well done too. He has a good head sculpt with the big ear-wings. He looks like he is armor plated all over. I think his legs seem slightly short to me.

There are some issues with how he is constructed. There are some plastic and rubber parts that are attached together, mostly around the shoulders and back. The two parts did not adhere very well, and there is a major seam that runs all around his body.

Overall, this is a weird set of figures. I only wanted 3 of the figures, Scarlet Witch, Iron Skull, and Captain Britain. Some people may want even less than that. Other than getting Scarlet Witch for their Civil War team, there is no one here that is really that great and needs to be collected. Keep an eye on Amazon for the price to bottom out on the majority of these figures. All of them are now sitting at $12.98, with the exception of Scarlet Witch that stayed up in price, for good reason. I never saw this wave in the store, and I am glad I didn’t. It saved me money hunting them down on Amazon later.

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Marvel Legends – Allfather Wave

This was one of the biggest undertakings of my blogging career.   Not long ago, my trusty Canon EOS up and died.  More to the point, a sensor in the computer died, thus leaving a black line across every one of my pictures.   Since it was 8 years old, there was no way of repairing it.  So, I up and got myself a new one.  More bells and whistles than ever before.  A Canon EOS T6i.  Can’t get much better than that without moving to a professional camera.  And since this gig doesn’t pay anything, I am thinking the camera right below pro is good enough.

Well, the long time of no camera, as well as finishing school for the year (as a teacher, not a student), there is a pile of toys waiting to be shot… in a photo shoot.  Among them were three waves of Marvel Legends.   The three most recent waves, Allfather, Thanos, and Hobgoblin.   I reviewed Iron Man Mark 43 a while back, which was only two shoots before the camera kicked the bucket.

In a grand scheme of a free weekend day I went for it.  I shot all of the figures in one outing.  Including the Build-a-Figures, that equals 22 figures.  It took a long time, but it was a lot of fun, and I got a final shot of all 22 in one big picture.

So without any more delay, here we go with the Allfather Wave:

Iron Fist:
4 sets of hands for Iron Fist in total.  I think this may be a first for Marvel Legends.   Also has Oden’s leg.

He looks fantastic.  He is was  a minor character in the Marvel Universe.   He is coming out at the right time as it was announced he will get getting his own series on Netflix along with the AMAZING Daredevil show that came out not too long ago.  We will first see Jessica Jones, followed by Iron Fist, and then continuing with Luke Cage, before we ultimately get a Defenders series.  If the rest of the shows are anywhere as good as Daredevil, the Avengers are going to have a run for their money from the TV/internet front.   It is going to be awesome to see what comes of this guy.

Machine Man:

First, let’s look at the accessories. He comes with extended arms, as well as Oden’s arms.  Now for the much bigger question:

Machine-who now?!?!  Definitely outside of my realm of knowledge.  Seemed like Hasbro was digging pretty deep for this one.  He actually does have some history with Tony Stark, as well as Ms. Marvel who appears in this wave with him.  I like the concept of Machine Man being the latest in a series of sentient robots who take up a life of a human.  We have seen this idea before.  The Red Tornado comes to mind.

Extending arms are just one of his many abilities.  I can see this guy getting some major upgrades by some builders.  I have seen a comic picture of him with a flight pack.  Already the gears are turning in my head.

I don’t necessarily love the extending arms, but they are a nice touch.  The punching hands on the end of the extension do switch out with his standard hands, so at the very least, he has a second set of hands… which we still don’t see a lot of.  There is a lot of playability with a set of hands that grasp on the end of extensions.

Sentry:

Simple.  Man of strength.  No accessories necessary.   He comes with Oden’s arms.

The is a big dude, just as he is in the comics.   I remember when he came out in the comics at the time I was collecting.  He has a great story, and a tremendous made-up backstory as if he had been around for years and years.  I really like this big guy sculpt.  He has muscles upon muscles.  One grabbing hand and one punching hand.  Hold on to the one you want to punch!

Hawkeye:

Hawkeye.  Poor Avengers Hawkeye never gets a break.  Once again, we get a comic version of a guy we should be getting a movie version of.   He comes with Oden’s Torso.

Not a bad figure, but I really would have liked a movie figure to go with all of the other movie figures.

I couldn’t find anything that tells about Hawkeye’s metal arm.  I mean, it belongs to Bucky with a purple paint job, and was in the comics for a moment, but not much out there on the arm.Thor with his hammer, sword, and his dad’s leg.

This is a MASSIVE figure.  he is so over sized for the rest of the figures.  He stands a head taller than the rest, and that just seems a little silly.  His outfit overall is fantastic.  The details on his hammer and sword are amazing.  I kind of looks like he laid the smackdown on He-Man and stole his sword.

Ms. Marvel:

Ah yes, the beautiful Carol Danvers.  I have been a fan of her’s for many years.  She is one tough lady.   She comes with her regular head and masked version with mohawk.  She comes with King Thor”s head, cape and axe.

She looks great with her mussed hair.  Fantastic look for her.   Her current outfit is reminiscent of her original outfit, but with a lot less skin showing.  I do love the New Avengers look of the black suit with gold lightning too, but this one suits Captain Marvel.

I didn’t know how much I would like the mohawk look, but it makes her look bad ass!  Go get ’em girl!

Scarlet Witch:

Red beauty.  She looks so much better than the earlier version of herself in the Legends line.  She comes with her magic circles as well as Oden’s head, cape, and staff.

She has some tiny little feet and skinny legs. I wish they were a little more substantial.  It makes her a bit hard to pose… especially with the heavy cape.  At least the cape helps her stand.

She looks great using her powers.  Easy to put on and off.  They really stand out in that bright pink color.

Oden:

Something unique this time around is the decision where you can either make Oden, or King Thor.  I went with Oden since he uses the tall staff, and his head sculpt is amazing.   I love the helmet.

The team all together.  This time around they are all good guys.  Not so in the future waves. 6 guys and 2 women in the wave are pretty good stats.  There are a lot more women coming up in future waves too.

 

This is the first 8 figures of the massive photo shoot come back next time as we take a look at the Hobgoblin Series.  Good guys, bad guys, and pizza!  Gotta love it!


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